List of Famous people born in Egypt

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Born on January 13, -0069
Died on August 12, -0030 (aged 38)

Cleopatra VII Philopator was the last active ruler of the Ptolemaic Kingdom of Egypt. As a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty, she was a descendant of its founder Ptolemy I Soter, a Macedonian Greek general and companion of Alexander the Great. After the death of Cleopatra, Egypt became a province of the Roman Empire, marking the end of the second to last Hellenistic state and the age that had lasted since the reign of Alexander. Her native language was Koine Greek, and she was the only Ptolemaic ruler to learn the Egyptian language.

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Mohamed Salah

محمد صلاح حامد محروس غالي
First Name Mohamed
Last Name Salah
Born on June 15, 1992 (age 30)
Height 175 cm | 5'9

Mohamed Salah Hamed Mahrous Ghaly is an Egyptian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Premier League club Liverpool and the Egypt national team. Considered one of the best players in the world, he is known for his finishing, dribbling, and speed.

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Born on November 30, -1342
Died on November 30, -1324 (aged 18)

Tutankhamun, Egyptological pronunciation Tutankhamen, was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who was the last of his royal family to rule during the end of the 18th Dynasty during the New Kingdom of Egyptian history. His father was the pharaoh Akhenaten, believed to be the mummy found in the tomb KV55. His mother is his father's sister, identified through DNA testing as an unknown mummy referred to as "The Younger Lady" who was found in KV35.

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Born on November 14, 1961 (age 61)
Born in France, Occitania

Nagui Fam is an Egyptian-born French TV and radio personality of Egyptian and Italian descent. In his professional life, he goes by his first name Nagui.

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Mohamed Atta

First Name Mohamed
Last Name Atta
Born on September 1, 1968
Died on September 11, 2001 (aged 33)
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Mohamed Mohamed el-Amir Awad el-Sayed Atta was an Egyptian hijacker and the ringleader of the September 11 attacks in which four United States commercial aircraft were commandeered with the intention of destroying specific civilian and military targets. He served as the hijacker-pilot of American Airlines Flight 11 which he crashed into the North Tower of the World Trade Center as part of the coordinated attacks. At 33 years of age, he was the oldest of the 19 hijackers who took part in the attacks.

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Omar Sharif

ميشيل ديمتري شلهوب
First Name Omar
Last Name Sharif
Born on April 10, 1932
Died on July 10, 2015 (aged 83)
Height 180 cm | 5'11

Omar Sharif was an Egyptian film and television actor. He began his career in his native country in the 1950s, but is best known for his appearances in both British and American productions. His films include Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965), and Funny Girl (1968). He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for Lawrence of Arabia. He won three Golden Globe Awards and a César Award.

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Mamdouh Elssbiay

First Name Mamdouh
Last Name Elssbiay
Born on September 16, 1984 (age 38)
Born in Egypt

Mamdouh Mohammed Hassan Elssbiay is an Egyptian IFBB professional bodybuilder. Elssbiay is often referred to by his nickname Big Ramy. He is the 2020 Mr. Olympia bodybuilding champion.

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Dodi Fayed

Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Muna'im Al-Fayed
First Name Dodi
Last Name Fayed
Died on August 31, 1997 (aged 27)

Emad El-Din Mohamed Abdel Mena'em Fayed, better known as Dodi Fayed, was an Egyptian film producer and the son of billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed. He was the romantic partner of Diana, Princess of Wales, when they both died in a car crash in Paris in 1997.

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Eli Cohen

First Name Eli
Born on December 6, 1924
Died on May 18, 1965 (aged 40)

Eliyahu Ben-Shaul Cohen, commonly known as Eli Cohen, was an Israeli spy. He is best known for his espionage work in 1961–65 in Syria, where he developed close relationships with the Syrian political and military hierarchy, and became the chief adviser to the Minister of Defense.

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Rudolf Hess

Rudolf Walter Richard Heß
First Name Rudolf
Last Name Hess
Born on April 26, 1894
Died on August 17, 1987 (aged 93)

Rudolf Walter Richard Hess was a German politician and a leading member of the Nazi Party in Nazi Germany. Appointed Deputy Führer to Adolf Hitler in 1933, Hess served in that position until 1941, when he flew solo to Scotland in an attempt to negotiate peace with the United Kingdom during World War II. He was taken prisoner and eventually convicted of crimes against peace, serving a life sentence until his suicide in 1987.

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Soheir el Babeli

First Name Soheir
Born on February 14, 1937
Died on November 21, 2021 (aged 84)

Soheir Al Bably is an Egyptian actress born in Damietta. After completing secondary school, she attended the Institute of Theatrical Arts. ٍShe starred in the play Madrast Al-Mushaghebeen in 1973, and also in a stage version of the life of Raya and Sakina in 1985. She married four times, and her second husband was Mounir Mourad.

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Claude François

Claude Antoine Marie François Mazzeï
First Name Claude
Last Name François
Born on February 1, 1939
Died on March 11, 1978 (aged 39)

Claude Antoine Marie François, also known by the nickname Cloclo, was a French pop singer, composer, songwriter, music producer, drummer and dancer. François co-wrote the lyrics of "Comme d'habitude", the original version of "My Way" and composed the music of "Parce que je t'aime mon enfant", the original version of "My Boy". Among his most famous songs are "Le Téléphone Pleure", "Le lundi au soleil", "Magnolias for Ever", "Alexandrie Alexandra" and "Cette année là".

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Adel Emam

عادل محمد إمام محمد
First Name Adel
Last Name Emam
Born on May 17, 1940 (age 82)

Adel Emam is an Egyptian film, television, and stage actor. He is primarily a comedian, and philanthropist but he has starred in more serious works and, especially in his earlier films, has combined comedy with romance.

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Gamal Abdel Nasser

First Name Gamal
Last Name Nasser
Born on January 15, 1918
Died on September 28, 1970 (aged 52)

Gamal Abdel Nasser Hussain was an Egyptian politician who served as the second President of Egypt from 1954 until his death in 1970. Nasser led the 1952 overthrow of the monarchy and introduced far-reaching land reforms the following year. Following a 1954 attempt on his life by a Muslim Brotherhood member, he cracked down on the organization, put President Mohamed Naguib under house arrest and assumed executive office. He was formally elected president in June 1956.

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Catherine of Alexandria

First Name Catherine
Last Name Alexandria
Died on January 1, 0305

Catherine of Alexandria, or Katherine of Alexandria, also known as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Saint Catherine of the Wheel and The Great Martyr Saint Catherine, is, according to tradition, a Christian saint and virgin, who was martyred in the early 4th century at the hands of the emperor Maxentius. According to her hagiography, she was both a princess and a noted scholar who became a Christian around the age of 14, converted hundreds of people to Christianity and was martyred around the age of 18. More than 1,100 years after Catherine's martyrdom, Joan of Arc identified her as one of the saints who appeared to and counselled her.

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Faten Hamama

فاتن أحمد حمامة
First Name Faten
Born on May 27, 1931
Died on January 17, 2015 (aged 83)

Faten Ahmed Hamama was an Egyptian film and television actress and film producer. She made her screen debut in 1939, when she was only seven years old. Her earliest roles were minor, but her activity and gradual success helped to establish her as a distinguished Egyptian actress. Later revered as an icon in Egyptian and Middle Eastern cinema, Hamama substantially helped in improving the cinema industry in Egypt and emphasizing the importance of women in cinema and Egyptian society.

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Mohamed Morsi

First Name Mohamed
Last Name Morsi
Born on August 8, 1951
Died on June 17, 2019 (aged 67)

Mohamed Mohamed Morsi Issa Al-Ayyat was an Egyptian politician and engineer who served as the fifth President of Egypt, from 30 June 2012 to 3 July 2013, when General Abdel Fattah el-Sisi removed him from office in a coup d'état after protests in June. An Islamist affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood organisation, Morsi led the Freedom and Justice Party from 2011 to 2012.

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Umm Kulthum

ام كلثوم إبراهيم السيد البلتاجي
First Name Umm
Last Name Kulthum
Died on February 3, 1975 (aged 5)

Umm Kulthum was an Egyptian singer, songwriter, and film actress active from the 1920s to the 1970s. She was given the honorific title Kawkab al-Sharq.

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Amr Diab

عمرو عبد الباسط عبد العزيز دياب
First Name Amr
Last Name Diab
Born on October 11, 1961 (age 61)

{{Infobox musical artist | name = | background = solo_singer | image = Amr Abdul Baset Diab.jpg | caption = Amr Diab in 2009 | native_name = عمرو دياب | birth_name = Amr Abd-ELbaset Diab
Template:Lang العزيز دياب

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Mohamed Ramadan

محمد رمضان محمود حجازي شرف
First Name Mohamed
Last Name Ramadan
Born on May 23, 1988 (age 34)
Born in Egypt

Mohamed Ramadan Mahmoud Hijazi, better known as Mohamed Ramadan, is an Egyptian actor, singer, rapper, dancer and producer.

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